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Hardenberg City Hall – landmark sustainability

Environmental responsibility from top to bottom

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In 2012 the new Hardenberg City Hall opened its doors. The building is the workplace for 400 local authority employees and serves the needs of 60,000 local residents in this Dutch municipality. Hardenberg has set itself the target of becoming “energy-neutral” and it was important that the new city hall would lead by example.

Open and transparent, the new Hardenberg City Hall is located in landscaped parkland, with underground parking and vehicle access keeping the focus on pedestrians. With a score of 8.6 on the GPR Building Assessment, Hardenberg can also claim to have the most sustainable city hall in the Netherlands.

Hardenberg is home to Wavin in the Netherlands, and our systems have been used extensively throughout the new city hall. The building needed to set the highest standards for sustainability, and Wavin helped to achieve this – from the roof to the below ground and concrete core activation systems.

We needed to set the highest standards for sustainability, and Wavin have certainly helped us achieve this – from the roof to the below ground systems.

The building is compact, with a relatively small footprint designed to save on energy consumption. A heat pump and thermal storage are used to control the building temperature with minimum energy use.

The innovative shapes used in the building demanded systems which could offer the greatest agility and performance.

Wavin QuickStream is used throughout for rainwater management. Wavin PVC is used for all soil and waste systems, and our specialist CCA system is used for the building’s advanced concrete core activation, allowing Hardenberg City Hall to make full use of the building’s thermal mass.

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